Dr. Pepper cake in a jar is a fun and portable treat perfect for tailgating! Use a box mix and Dr. Pepper to create this sweet to celebrate victory. Plus see how to get a free stadium blanket from our sponsor, Jingit, and Dr. Pepper!
It is officially football season and that means that at least in our home it is also officially marching band season. From September until November my husband will spend every Tuesday night, many Friday nights, and most Saturdays at the helm of a high school marching band. Needless to say we spend a lot of time sitting on bleachers in a football stadium during these months. There are only so many nights of stadium hamburgers and hot dogs I can take so I pack up a portable feast for the kids and I to eat when at a game or competition.
The key to every good tailgate or stadium picnic is portability and I’ve been wanting to try making cakes in a jar for a while. The kids are finally old enough to handle jars and forks without making a huge mess so I went for it. I basically made a chocolate box cake mix and used Dr. Pepper instead of water to make the cake. I filled the jars about half-full with cake mix, which was a tad too much, and baked according to the directions. And it worked! It was so easy.
I scooped out a little bit of the top of the cakes and frosted them with vanilla frosting. They were so good and perfect for toting around for a tailgate.
Another important part of eating in a stadium is warmth. It’s no fun to try and enjoy a meal or a game while freezing! We keep a few stadium blankets in our car at all times just for that reason. Right now you can score a FREE stadium blanket (while supplies last) when you purchase Dr. Pepper using the new shopping app, Jingit.
With the Jingit app, you can earn cash instantly online, in-store, and on the go with participating brands. You’ll also receive personalized cash back offers when you shop using the Jingit app. Right now you can take advantage of the Jingit Dr Pepper Tailgating Promotion going on at 1,300 Target stores until September 27! Just buy 3 participating Dr. Pepper products at a participating Target store and get a cozy stadium blanket for free. I love this blanket! It folds up nicely and even has handle but it’s huge when opened up. It’ll help keep you warm during football season.
And to help you out even more, we’re giving away a $500 Target gift card! You can stock up on all your tailgating needs for the entire season and get your free blanket! Just enter in the widget below.
The giveaway will be open from September 8, 2014 to September 17, 2014 at midnight PST and is sponsored by Sway Group. One winner (from all 9 giveaways) will be selected to receive a $500 Target giftcard. Sway Group will select a winner on or about September 19, 2014, which will be highlighted in the Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted directly by Sway Group.
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 1 cup Dr. Pepper
- Other ingredients as needed per the box directions to make the cake
- Cooking spray
- 1 pint glass canning jars
- Make cake batter according to box directions swapping Dr. Pepper for the water.
- Spray the inside of pint canning jars with oil. Fill the jars with cake batter just under 1/2 full. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until done.
- Allow cakes to cool completely. Frost as desired.
- Close jars with lids for easy portability.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Jingit.